Proving that where there's a will, there's a way, these days higher-end desktop replacement laptops can beat mainstream gaming desktops on general-purpose computing performance, graphics performance, and even RAM capacity. But what about storage? For those with deep pockets, Eurocom now offers built-to-order notebooks with up to 28 TB of raw solid-state storage.

In its arsenal, Eurocom has two 17.3-inch DTR laptops — the Sky X9C and the Tornado F7W — that feature three M.2-2280 slots for SSDs, as well as two 2.5-inch bays for SSDs or HDDs.  Customers requiring extreme storage capacity can now order three Sabrent Rocket 4 TB SSDs (Phison PS5012-E12, 3D TLC NAND, PCIe 3.0 x4) and two Micron 5100-series 8 TB SATA SSDs for a total of 28 TB of raw NAND flash (the usable capacity will be lower). The cost of such a storage subsystem alone is about $10,700 without installation and RAID configurations, but if you need it, it exists: you will just have to open your wallet.

In addition to five storage devices, the Eurocom X9C can also pack Intel’s eight-core Core i9-9900K CPU, 128 GB of DDR4-2666 RAM, and two NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 graphics processors. A beefed-up configuration with 28 TB of raw NAND, a 4K panel, and other high-end parts will cost a whopping $20,500. Obviously, packing this amount of horsepower and storage capacity into a clamshell device is not a trivial task and requires usage of expensive components, so the price tag is not particularly surprising.

In addition to the Sky X9C and the Tornado F7W machines, Eurocom has other 15.6-inch and 17.3-inch notebooks that can accommodate more than one storage device. All of them can be equipped with a Sabrent Rocket 4 TB M.2-2280 SSD and/or a Micron 5100 8 TB 2.5-inch SSD to boost their storage capacity beyond that of a regular desktop, even though this is going to cost a small fortune.

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Source: Eurocom

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  • S4Lee - Friday, February 14, 2020 - link

    That chassis looks suspiciously like my old Asus G53 - http://www.notebookreview.com/notebookreview/asus-... Reply
  • josephradhik - Friday, February 14, 2020 - link

    The math seems off, especially when you can choose the Ion drives instead of the Eco 5100s.

    3*4tb Sabrent nvme drives would be ~2200$
    2*8tb Micron 5210 Ion would be ~1800$

    Thats only 4000$ of storage. I'd know, I've been price tracking those 8tb ssds since launch, I really want one!
    Reply
  • GreenReaper - Friday, February 14, 2020 - link

    Multiply by two for installation! Reply
  • Willx1 - Sunday, February 16, 2020 - link

    The article mentions that doesn’t include installation or raid setup. Reply
  • Drkrieger01 - Friday, February 14, 2020 - link

    This is normal for OEMs. For example, HP charges a $450 USD premium to go from a 500GB mechanical to a 512GB M.2 in a workstation laptop. Dell does the same, Lenovo not as much (but still higher than off the shelf) Reply
  • Retycint - Saturday, February 15, 2020 - link

    On the Surface Pro, for instance, going from 128gb to 256gb costs a whopping $300. That's equivalent to $2400 per TB. OEM storage pricing is insane and I refuse to buy any laptop with a soldered SSD Reply
  • milkywayer - Saturday, February 15, 2020 - link

    Same. I refuse to buy a laptop with soldered RAM. Looking at the stewpid dell xps 13. Reply
  • hennes - Sunday, February 16, 2020 - link

    GreenReaper> Re double installation costs: True. For almost any OEM. But for sure also including Eurocom.

    Milkywayer> Re soldered RAM: Their model range tend to come with 4 SoDIMM slots. B
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  • Scipio Africanus - Friday, February 14, 2020 - link

    Is this really news? My HP ZBook17 G5 does this as well. I'd have to get an adapter for the optical bay but it already has 3 x M2, 1 x 2.5" bay, and then the optical bay. Reply
  • sbrown23 - Friday, February 14, 2020 - link

    Can you get the ZBook configured that way with 28TB straight from HP? Does HP offer 2x RTX 2080, an Intel 9900K and 128GB RAM? If not ... Reply

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